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Health Quality Ontario. Prostate cancer patient perspectives on the use of information in treatment decision-making: a systematic review and qualitative meta-synthesis. Toronto: Health Quality Ontario (HQO). Ontario health technology assessment series; 17(7). 2017
Although each prostate cancer patient is unique, studies suggest that most patients seek extensive information to help inform their treatment decisions. This may happen before, during, and after the treatment choice is made. Given the amount of information patients may access, it is important that they also establish the trustworthiness of the various types and sources of information. When information conflicts, patients may be unsure about how to proceed. Open collaboration between patients and their health care providers can help patients manage and navigate their concerns so that their values and perspectives are captured in their treatment choices.
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Decision Making; Humans; Male; Prostatic Neoplasms
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Evidence Development and Standards, Health Quality Ontario, 130 Bloor Street West, 10th floor, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5S 1N5 Email: EDSinfo@hqontario.ca
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